Dr. Karen Roberto, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment

Dr. Karen DePauwVice President and Dean for Graduate Education

Dr. Rachel Holloway, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

Dr. Sally Morton, Dean of the College of Science

Dr. Rosemary Blieszner, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Ms. Tracy Vosburgh, Senior Associate Vice-President for University Relations

Dr. Peter Haskell, Head, Department of Mathematics

Dr. Daniel Breslau,  Head, Department of Science and Technology in Society

Professor Paul Steger, Director, School of Performing Arts 

Dr. Katie L. Burke

Science Journalist

Digital Features Editor, American Scientist


Dr. Jennifer Case

Department Head, Engineering Education

College of Engineering


Dr. Bruce Hull

Senior Fellow and Professor of Sustainability

College of Natural Resources and Environment


Sihui Ma, Research Assistant and Graduate Student

Department of Food Science and Technology

Graduate Teaching Scholar 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 


Darren Maczka, Research Assistant and Graduate Student

Department of Engineering Education

College of Engineering


Dr. Marie Paretti

Professor, Engineering Education

College of Engineering


Dr. Todd Schenk

Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Graduate students representing nearly every college at Virginia Tech have taken the graduate-level Communicating Science course over the past five years. A number of them have gone on to win awards at presentation contests and poster competitions, be named as Teaching Fellow, volunteer for the Virginia Tech Science Festival and for other outreach projects, present at the Science Tavern in Roanoke, and apply for jobs related to science communications. Perhaps more importantly, they left the class with new friends and colleagues and new attitudes about communication and connection. We hope they'll take their communication skills out into the world and also that they'll stay connected with us! 

Elizabeth Allen. program associate, Institute of Policy and Governance

Meaghan Dee, assistant professor, School of Visual Arts

Cassandra Hockman, communications coordinator, Fralin Life Science Institute

Anne Hilborn, fish and wildlife conservation PhD, Marcella Kelly's lab

Daniel Bird Tobin, post-MFA, School of Performing Arts

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"With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others—or, in a word, partnership." --Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health